Dagwood decides to go to college. Blondie goes along with him, keeping their marriage a secret. They send Baby Dumpling off to military school where he becomes top sergeant. Blondie is ... See full summary »
Dagwood wants to join the trout club and Blondie wants a fur coat. Jealousy reigns when Dag's old girlfriend Joan shows up, but nothing else matters when a drawing at the movie theatre provides money for the coat.
Blondie organizes Housewives of America to perform homefront wartime duties, including guarding the local dam. Dagwood and the other husbands don't care to be left home doing the cooking ... See full summary »
Mr. Dithers has a house he can't unload because it is rumored to be haunted. When he lets the Bumsteads move into it, they discover sliding panels and secret passages. The haunting is the ... See full summary »
Dagwood gets in trouble with bookies and winds up in jail. Bank manager Samuel Breckinridge comes to his rescue to thank Dagwood for getting compulsive gambler Mrs. Breckinridge out of the casino just before the police raid.
When Blondie faints, Dagwood picks her up to carry her into her stateroom. The supposedly unconscious character can be seen holding/adjusting the hem of her dress as Dagwood tries to open the door. See more »
Blondie Goes Latin was a wondrous musical version of the series
This is the eighth in the Blondie movie series. In this one, the Bumsteads go on a cruise to South America with Mr. Dithers-mainly so the boss can rest. There's also a funny scene involving the mailman, the cab driver, shaving cream, and running. And another when-after it's established Dagwood has to come home to take care of business-the others think they're seeing him on the boat and, oh, watch the movie if you want to find out. Anyway, the whole thing is an excuse to showcase musical numbers of Kirby Grant, Ruth Terry, Tito Guizar, with Arthur Lake displaying his drum skills, Penny Singleton her singing and dancing prowess, and even the boy playing Baby Dumpling (Larry Simms) warbling a little with Janet Burston who was also doing that in the M-G-M-produced-only Our Gang comedies during this time. In summary, Blondie Goes Latin was one of the most enjoyable of the series! P.S. By this time, Ms. Singleton had fallen in love and eventually married producer Robert Sparks so she might have influenced this change of pace! And the person credited with writing the original story is Quinn Martin-presumably the same one eventually responsible for producing "The Fugitive", "Cannon", "The Streets of San Francisco", and "Barnaby Jones".
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